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Cornea OTE

Surgical management of keratoconus: Rings and moreIn this article, Dr Vryghem weighs up the pros and cons of visual revalidation techniques and compares the currently available techniques in a clinical setting.
Recurrent HSK linked to greater HOAsEyes with a history of recurrent herpes keratitis (HSK) and no apparent decrease in visual acuity (VA) have greater optical aberrations compared with control eyes, according to a recent paper.
Nicox and Immco to develop Sjögren's syndrome diagnostic deviceNicox has joined forces with Immco Diagnostics to offer tests for the early detection of Sjögren's syndrome.
New layer of the human cornea discoveredResearchers at the University of Nottingham, UK, have announced their discovery of a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye.
Three-plane CCI comparable with single-plane outcomesThe 2.75 mm three-plane clear corneal incision (CCI) created with a femtosecond (FS) laser produces comparable outcomes to single-plane angled manual incision for anterior and posterior corneal topography, claims a new study.
Corneal degeneration is more common in white womenPeripheral hypertrophic subepithelial corneal degeneration is an uncommon disorder that occurs mostly in white women with a distinct phenotype, claims a study in the journal Ophthalmology.
FS-laer assisted intrastomal arcuate keratotomy a successIntrastromal arcuate keratotomy performed with a femtosecond (FS) laser has an excellent safety profile, rapid recovery and stability of vision, claims a new paper.
Big bubble size can be safely increased

Undersized big-bubbles for DALK can safely be increased using blunt dissection for white-margin bubbles and ophthalmic viscosurgical device injection for clear-margin bubbles.

OSST should be closely monitored for rejectionOcular surface stem cell transplantation (OSST) patients should be closely monitored for rejection and compliance with immunosuppression.
Ringer lactate similar to standard salt solutionRinger lactate has a similar effect to a fortified balanced salt solution on corneal endothelial cell loss after phacoemulsification.